Friday, July 18, 2008

Poll: California voters oppose gay marriage ban

A majority of California voters oppose a November ballot initiative that would amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, according to a survey released Friday.

The Field Poll found that 51 percent of likely voters say they would vote against Proposition 8, while 42 percent say they would vote for it.

The poll shows a turnaround from 2000, when 61 percent of voters cast ballots in favor Proposition 22, which strengthened the state's 1978 one-man, one-woman marriage law with the words "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

Read the rest of the associated press article by Amanda Fehd here.

1 comment:

Chino Blanco said...

The full report is here. (Warning PDF)

I suspect there will be many LDS who'll look back in hindsight with relief and gratitude at Prop 8's defeat. Not only for what it spared our gay brothers and sisters, but for how the defeat ultimately became the best outcome for the church as well.

Thanks for getting this wonderful news posted so quickly. It's got my weekend off to a great start.